Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton: bio Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton,MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. A three-time Formula One World Champion, he is regarded by fellow and former drivers as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. He won his first title with McLaren in 2008 before moving to Mercedes, where he won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015. In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him, "I want to race for you one day... I want to race for McLaren." Less than three years later McLaren and Mercedes-Benz signed him to their Young Driver Support Programme. After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula Three Euroseries, and GP2 championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he drove for McLaren in 2007, making his Formula One debut 12 years after his initial encounter with Dennis. Hamilton's contract for the McLaren driver development program made him the youngest ever driver to secure a contract which later resulted in a Formula One drive. Full bio http://www.motorsport.com/driver/lewis-hamilton/bio

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Lewis Hamilton
MBE
Born Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
(1985-01-07) 7 January 1985 (age 32)
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality British
2017 team Mercedes
Car number 44
Entries 189 (188 starts)
Championships 3 (2008, 2014, 2015)
Wins 53
Podiums 104
Career points 2,247
Pole positions 62
Fastest laps 31
First entry 2007 Australian Grand Prix
First win 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
Last win 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Last entry 2017 Australian Grand Prix
2016 position 2nd (380 pts)

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In an exclusive extract from his new book 'Life to the Limit' that has appeared in The Daily Telegraph, Button says that there were several flash points in their time together that he found difficult to understand.The first came at the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix, when Button said he and Hamilton nearly came to blows when he was accused of ignoring t ... Keep reading

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Although Vettel and Ferrari have vowed to keep fighting for the championship until the final race of the season, the 59-points advantage that Lewis Hamilton has opened up means he is now a clear favourite.For Vettel’s former boss Horner, the German’s retirement from the Japanese GP is bad news for both the driver and F1’s followers as it means the fight for glory is all but over. ... Keep reading

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